Coming Soon

Nintendo confirms 7 huge Switch games coming later this year

Nintendo lays out its plans for the rest of the year.

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Nintendo’s latest earnings report confirmed some great upcoming Switch games for 2022. As it turns out, there’s a lot to keep us busy even with Breath of the Wild 2’s delay to 2023.

Here are all 7 confirmed Switch games still launching in 2022.

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7. Mario Strikers: Battle League

June 10

Mario Strikers: Battle League was one of the big surprises of the February 2022 Nintendo Direct. This revival of Mario’s arcade soccer series launches with an online club mode this summer.

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6. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

June 24

Musou fans have a lot to look forward to in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. It blends Dynasty Warriors-type battles with Fire Emblem’s great storytelling. Just like Three Houses, Three Hopes features a playable path for each of its three factions.

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5. Live a Live

July 22

This remake of a nearly 30-year-old RPG could be Nintendo’s most unexpected hit this year. Live a Live is a groundbreaking RPG spread across seven distinct time periods that’s being released internationally for the first time.

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4. Xenoblade Chronicles 3

July 29

In a year that’s already good for Nintendo RPGs, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 may be the best news for fans of the genre. This continuation of the wildly popular series actually had its release date moved up by several months from its announced September launch.

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3. Splatoon 3

September 9

The next iteration of Nintendo’s colorful competitive shooter is due in September. Splatoon 3 introduces desert and city maps, along with more weapons, modes, and traversal options.

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2. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Late 2022

It hasn’t even been a year since Pokémon Legends: Arceus launched, and the franchise has a new mainline game due soon with a similar open world. You can battle with the already beloved Weed Cat in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet later this year.

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1. Bayonetta 3

2022

We’ve been waiting on a Bayonetta 3 release date for years now. After a 2021 trailer, Nintendo says it’s coming out in 2022. If anything on this list slips to 2023, it’ll likely be PlatinumGames’ over-the-top character action game.

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Further out

Metroid Prime 4 remains in its perpetually TBA status, along with Advance Wars: ReBoot Camp. The war game was delayed at the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year, and there’s still no word on when it will appear.

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